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Robert Jones (1812-1895)

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Robert Jones (1812-1895)

1895 Obituary [1]

ROBERT JONES, who died at his residence at Putney, on the 1st of January, 1895, at the ripe age of eighty-three, was the survivor of the eminent gas engineers of the last generation, among whom may be mentioned the well-known names of George Lowe, Thomas Greaves Barlow, John Evans, Thomas Hawksley and Angus Croll.

He was born in 1812, in the island of St. Christopher, in the West Indies, where his father’s battery of Royal Artillery was stationed, and he came to England some years afterwards.

In 1835 he began his gas experiences as assistant-manager to the Chester Gas Co, and soon became manager there. In later years he went to Worcester, to Bath and to Wolverhampton, acting also as advising or consulting engineer to many other provincial companies.

His most important work began however in 1854, when he was appointed to the Commercial Gas Company, in the East-end of London.....(more)

1895 Obituary [2]

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